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Workforce Demographics
CITY OF STARKVILLE

POPULATION:     
2000 Census (U.S. Bureau of Census)      21,869
2005 Estimate (Claritas) 22,270 (1.8% Growth*)
2010 Projection (Claritas) 22,539 (3.1% Growth*)
*Both percentages are compared to the 2000 Census population

Ages 17 and under 4,436 (19.92%)
Ages 18-44 11,959 (53.70%)
Ages 45-64 3,901 (17.52%)
Ages 65 and older 1,973 (8.86%)

EDUCATION:
Population 25 years & over    17,834 (80.08%) 
High school graduate      15.29%
Some college, no degree      18.29%
Associate degree      5.26%
Bachelor's degree      22.15%
Graduate or Professional degree      24.37%

INCOME 2006:     
Average household income $43,551
Median household income      $27,225
Median family income      $44,966
Per capita income (19.1% increase since 2000)     $19,524
Median value of owner-occupied housing $118,595

RACE 2006:     
White      64.4%
Black      30.8%
American Indian, Eskimo or Aleut      .17%
Asian or Pacific Islander      3.39%
Other      .59%

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY

POPULATION:     
2000 Census (U.S. Bureau of Census)      42,902
2005 Estimate (Claritas) 42,519 (.9% Loss*)
2010 Projection (Claritas) 42,150 (1.8% Loss*)
*Both percentages are compared to the 2000 Census population

Ages 17 and under 8,546 (20.1%)
Ages 18-44 22,280 (52.4%)
Ages 45-64 7,823 (18.4%)
Ages 65 and older 3,869 (9.1%)

EDUCATION:
Population 25 years & over    22,365 (52.6%) 
High school graduate      21.1%
Some college, no degree      18.2%
Associate degree      5.1%
Bachelor's degree      18.0%
Graduate or Professional degree      18.1%

INCOME 2006:     
Average household income $45,827
Median household income      $29,992
Median family income      $43,084
Per capita income (20.8% increase since 2000) $18,119
Median value – owner-occupied housing $95,630

RACE 2006:     
White      58.6%
Black      37.8%
American Indian, Eskimo or Aleut      .18%
Asian or Pacific Islander      2.30%
Other      .45%